FROM LIGHT TO PRODUCT Enabling photonics product innovation with a path to high-volume manufacturing

Welcome to photonixFAB

The objective of this EU-funded project is to establish a European photonics device value chain and initial industrial manufacturing capabilities, providing a path to scalable high-volume manufacturing for innovative product developers.

About photonixFAB

The main goal is to develop and strengthen the EU open market with a competitive industrial-grade and mass-production scalable SiN and SOI photonics platforms, enhanced with the heterogeneous integration pilot lines to further support SME innovation and prototyping activities on a path to mass production

News

New customer engagement portal enables early technology access

On Monday, February 26, 2024, Mulham Khoder from imec introduced the photonixfab project to participants of the 12th EUROPRACTICE Photonic Integrated Circuits Training at imec. He clarified the ambitious role of photonixfab in expanding the…

On February 1, 2024, Roel Baets, emeritus professor at Ghent University and imec, gave a plenary presentation entitled "Silicon photonics: the quest for sustainable growth".

He described how silicon photonics made a successful transition…

Value Chain

We want to establish a European photonics device value chain and initial industrial manufacturing capabilities, providing a path to scalable high-volume manufacturing for innovative product developers.


Photonic design / EDA


PIC foundry & testing


Heterogeneous integration


Active material
III-V chiplets


Packaging & testing


Systems & applications

Project Partners

The photonixFAB consortium is made up of major public and private enterprises, plus highly respected research institutes – all focusing on the development and production of next-generation silicon photonics. These high-profile partners include technology and manufacturing service providers X-FAB, LIGENTEC, SMART Photonics, PHIX Photonics Assembly and Luceda Photonics plus application developers Nokia, NVIDIA, Aryballe and PhotonFirst, as well as the major research organizations CEA-Leti and IMEC.

Technologies & Services

The industrial pilot line photonixFAB aims to establish industrial manufacturing capability for current and next-generation silicon photonics products and markets. This will be enabled by competitive industrial-grade and mass-production scalable SiN and SOI photonics platforms, enhanced with the heterogeneous integration pilot lines to further support SME innovation and prototyping activities on a path to mass production.